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December 2010 | Issue No. 24

Wishing you a Joyful Holiday Season!

Enjoy my 3 Special Gifts for you...


"Secret Birch Trail"
Watercolor by Kathy Kingston
© 2010 All rights reserved.

May you find peace on a sparkling winter walk on your own secret birch trail.

Wow your guests with my most requested dish: Shrimp Feta Mint Lime Appetizer (scroll for recipe).

Hop on the phone and learn. My Holiday Special: $97 for my ENTIRE Tele-Seminar SERIES! Catapult your auction profits now. Imagine: 9 content-rich top auction topics in your home or office. (Save $200 until Dec 31) Click here for details and to register now.

Thanks to YOU, 2010 is our best year ever!

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Check out our NEW website: www.KingstonAuction.com

PPS: NEW: Perfect Your Pitch Workshop. You'll learn to turn your 2 minute inspiring speech into thousands of dollars! New date: Thursday, March 10, Waltham, MA. Click here for details and registration.

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Feature Article

Light it Right

As we enjoy the Season of Lights, discover the most illuminating ways to properly light your fundraising auction and light up bidding.

Read my blog for enlightening tips: www.KathyKingston.com

In the News

Kathy at Norwalk

Auction of Patricia Cornwell's Ferrari brings $200,000 to benefit Veteran's Village. Auctioneers Bill Menish, with Rick Werner and Kathy Kingston.

I was thrilled to be selected as a professional auctioneer spotter for the auction of #1 NY Times Best Selling Author Patricia Cornwell's Ferrari.

It was a pleasure to support lead auctioneer Bill Menish and this great cause to create awareness about our Veterans.

Cornwell donated her rare Ferrari "Superamerica" to the Veterans' Village of San Diego which brought $200,000 to support our military veterans in need. 

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"Kathy, you were/are amazing. It was the first time I've heard you speak... Thank you so much for being there (Association of Development Officers, Westchester, NY). I was massively inspired this morning!"

Jill Singer, Jill Singer Graphics, White Plains, NY

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Kathy's Most Requested Holiday Recipe

Kathy's Shrimp Feta Mint Lime Appetizer

Shrimp Appetizer

Photo: Kathy Kingston

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbs, chopped fresh mint

juice of 3-4 limes

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese

1 pound of cooked, peeled, de-veined shrimp with tails on

Combine olive oil, lime juice, feta, mint, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Cook, peel and drain shrimp very well or thaw pre-cooked shrimp and drain very well. Add shrimp to vinaigrette and mix gently. Marinate covered in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve and garnish with slices of lime and mint sprigs.

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The BIDhi! Newsletter is written by Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS: http://www.KingstonAuction.com. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to: kathy@kingstonauction.com

© 2008- 2010 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

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Who We Are

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We are award-winning auctioneers, providing cutting-edge consulting and innovative training for both non-profits and auctioneers. A national leader in fundraising auctions, Kingston Auction Company has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout New England and across the country for over 24 years. The company founder and president is Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS. Come to us to make your next benefit fundraising auction a record-breaker.

Our affiliations include...

NAA Auctioneer National Auctioneers Association promotes professionalism of auctioneers and auctions through education and technology.

CAI AuctioneerCertified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the industry - only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation.

BAS Benefit Auctioneer SpecialistBenefit Auctioneer Specialist designation provides auctioneers with unique skills and strategies to conduct, plan and market fundraising auctions.

©2010 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved